10th Anniversary: Paul Kariya

Friday, 11.16.2007 / 5:07 PM CT / 10th Anniversary
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10th Anniversary: Paul Kariya
When the Nashville Predators inked Paul Kariya to a two-year contract during the summer of 2005, it sent a message to the entire league: the Nashville Predators are ready to compete.

"This is a day we've been waiting for for a long time for this franchise," Poile told the media on Aug. 5, 2005, the day of Kariya’s signing. "He had a lot of places to go. The fact is he chose Nashville, and I think in some regards that's got to be somewhat of a stunner that he chose here instead of going to some other bigger market where he could get more fanfare."

The Vancouver, B.C., native did not disappoint during his two-year stay in the Music City, piling up 161 points (55g-106a) in 164 games, and leading the club in scoring each season. He did not miss a game during his tenure as a Predator and set an example for his teammates with his professionalism and work ethic.

The seven-time NHL All-Star added instant credibility to hockey in Nashville and his individual success helped the team reach new heights.  The Predators set records for wins and points in 2005-06, then broke those marks the following season.

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61